ISIS "Panopticon" 2xLP

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On ISIS' third-full-length album, Panopticon, the unblinking eye of counter-insurgency is exposed with mesmerizing stereophonic clarity. 

The perpetual collapse and crush of ultra-dynamic sound-design takes on the heightened dimensions of institutionally-induced anxiety, and the carefully constructed artifice of an omniscient predatory apparatus becomes the paradigm of surveillance culture. Meanwhile, panoptic cognizance, while ostensibly the utmost of all Orwellian implications, portends to far more insidious applications: Just as hidden crosshairs hold sway over every prison yard, to see everything is to know all. 

With guest bass (on "Altered Course") by Justin Chancellor of TOOL and production courtesy of Matt Bayles (MASTODON, BOTCH, etc.), Panopticon is a massive peak of ISIS' considerable sonic achievements; a sprawling epic that firmly cemented their place in underground legend the world over.

This deluxe double LP has been fully re-mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland - who was also responsible for the brilliant recent revamp of Oceanic

Aaron Turner's classic layout has also received a tune-up, with uncoated printed-innersleeves housed within a super high-gloss tip-on heavyweight gatefold jacket.